News Headlines - 28 May 2014

Edward Snowden, John Kerry Exchange Taunts - WSJ.com

Edward Snowden and top Obama administration officials continued lobbing intercontinental taunts at one another Wednesday, showing little sign of an end to the hostilities between Washington and the former contractor who leaked some of the National Security Agency's most guarded secrets.

Weir drops takeover of Finnish rival Metso after new bid snubbed : euronews

Scottish engineering firm Weir Group abandoned efforts to acquire rival Metso after the Finnish company rejected a second, improved takeover bid.

Google to build self-driving car with no steering wheel or pedals (but it will only have a top speed of 25mph) | Metro News

Google is to build up to 100 prototypes of self-driving cars and hopes to begin testing them this summer.
The internet giant – which has previously experimented with making conventional cars ‘driverless’ – said its in-house design had no brake, accelerator nor steering wheel.

Apple Agrees to Buy Beats - WSJ.com

The tech giant said on Wednesday it is buying Beats Electronics LLC for $3 billion to bolster a music business that has lost some of its mojo, as streaming-music services encroached on the downloads dominated by Apple's iTunes service.

BBC Sport - Malcolm Glazer dies: Manchester United legacy examined

For someone who never actually set foot inside Old Trafford, Malcolm Glazer casts an extraordinarily large shadow over Manchester United.








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